The company today introduced an additional next-day intercontinental flight between Asia-Pacific and the US and another one from the US to the Middle East to help meet growing demand for services on these lanes. It also updated the progress of its North Asia Hub in Shanghai to be opened in early 2012.
As part of the Certified International Specialist programme, DHL is investing in certifying all its 100,000 employees as ‘International Specialists’ in the express industry.
Today, the company also launched a new global marketing campaign highlighting DHL’s international expertise and capabilities to meet the express shipping needs of all industries.
Ken Allen, CEO of DHL Express, said: “In upgrading our global infrastructure we are delivering on our promise to be the world’s leading international cross-border express brand. We are thereby helping our customers get their goods significantly faster to their markets and making it easier for companies to access key industrial production centers.”
Additional daily intercontinental routes – overnight service to North America
DHL Express has established an additional daily intercontinental route from Hong Kong to Cincinnati, as a direct response to increasing demands for services from South China and Hong Kong to North America. Through this, customers will enjoy a later pick up time out of Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta, and overnight service to North America.
DHL today also launched a new direct route connecting Cincinnati and Bahrain to facilitate the increased trade between North America and the Middle East. The route shortens delivery time by one day. DHL’s Bahrain Hub is a key entry point into Middle East countries and important link to Europe and Asia.
North Asia Hub in Shanghai is on track to open early 2012. Built at an investment of $175 million, the North Asia Hub is situated at an airside location in the West Cargo Area of the Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The 57,000 sqm hub will be built on a total land area of 88,000 sqm, equipped with leading edge automated sorting systems. Construction is progressing according to schedule and will open in early 2012.
Song Ngoc (vir.com.vn)